Journal Feed Weekly Wrap-Up

We always work hard, but we may not have time to read through a bunch of journals. It’s time to learn smarter. 

Originally published at JournalFeed, a site that provides daily or weekly literature updates. 

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#1: Does Prepatellar Bursitis Need Aspiration?

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Empiric antibiotic therapy – without aspiration – is a reasonable approach for the management of suspected prepatellar septic bursitis in non-toxic patients with close outpatient follow up.

Efficacy of empiric antibiotic therapy without aspiration for septic prepatellar bursitis in emergency department patients. Acad Emerg Med. 2022 Aug;29(8):1027-1032. doi: 10.1111/acem.14499. Epub 2022 Apr 25.

#2: What is The Added Value of Hemoptysis in our Decision Rules for PE?

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Removing the “hemoptysis” item from PERC, YEARS, and PEGeD clinical decision tools (CDTs) did not significantly increase diagnostic failure in a cohort of patients at low risk for acute pulmonary embolism (PE).

Evaluation of the “hemoptysis” item in clinical decision rules for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2022 Jul 30. doi: 10.1111/acem.14574.

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Administration of sodium bicarbonate during in-hospital pediatric cardiac arrest was associated with lower rates of survival to hospital discharge, return of spontaneous circulation, and survival with favorable neurologic outcomes and functional status.

Sodium Bicarbonate Use During Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Secondary Analysis of the ICU-RESUScitation Project Trial. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2022 Jul 26. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000003045. Online ahead of print.


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